Chelsea assistant Rui Faria handed six-match stadium ban

Jose Mourinho's right-hand man has been punished for attempting to confront referee Mike Dean after the official awarded a decisive penalty in the Blues' defeat to Sunderland.
Chelsea's assistant coach Rui Faria has been handed a six-match stadium ban for his conduct on the touchline during the club's 2-1 defeat to Sunderland on April 19.

Faria had to be restrained from confronting referee Mike Dean after the official awarded an 82nd-minute penalty to the visitors, from which Fabio Borini converted the game's winning goal.

The defeat ended Jose Mourinho's 77-game unbeaten run in Premier League home matches across two spells as Chelsea boss, as well as dealing a huge blow to the Blues' title ambitions.

Faria, who admitted two breaches of Football Association rules, has also been fined 30,000 pounds and warned as to his future conduct.

He will now not be present for Chelsea's final two matches of the season - at home to Norwich City on Saturday and away against Cardiff City on May 11 - and will miss the first four games of the next campaign.

Mourinho was also charged by the Football Association for his comments after the match, during which he sarcastically described the performance of Dean and referees' chief Mike Riley this season as "fantastic".

The Chelsea boss has opted to contest the charge and no date has been set for an official ruling.